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The Most Expensive House in America

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The Most Expensive House in America

Lots of renovation and construction currently surrounds the property. It's view towards downtown LA is pictured. Photo by Jack Stenzel

Lots of renovation and construction currently surrounds the property. It's view towards downtown LA is pictured. Photo by Jack Stenzel

Lots of renovation and construction currently surrounds the property. It's view towards downtown LA is pictured. Photo by Jack Stenzel

Lots of renovation and construction currently surrounds the property. It's view towards downtown LA is pictured. Photo by Jack Stenzel

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McLean and the surrounding Northern Virginia area is renowned for its wealthy residents and lavish houses. The suburbs that fill in Fairfax County have consistently ranked among the wealthiest in the nation. Needless to say, there are some amazing houses that loom throughout the affluent neighborhoods around town. Although, none of these “McMansions” even comes close to being comparable to the most expensive house in the nation: 924 Bel Air Road. 

Designed by renowned architect Bruce Markowsky, it’s hard to call such a monstrous estate a “home”. There are no compromises when it comes to amenities, with the space including a candy wall, helicopter pad, and so much more.

The 38,000 foot square property is tucked into the legendary Bel Air neighborhood, right behind the University of California, Los Angeles campus. Some students speculate why a possible buyer would even be interested in the monumental estate that hangs off the Bel Air enclave.

“If you’re willing to pay 100+ million dollars for a house, you realize you’re investing in a piece of art, not property,” UCLA student Sam Oleshansky said.

Just getting up to the property is a journey. Winding roads will take you past Bel Air Country Club, while an orange Audi R8 tails you up the hill as you go higher and higher towards the pinnacle of wealth and extravagance. 

As the property waits to get claimed by an ambitious buyer, the valuable areas around the luxurious palace are much less developed but look primed to become their own iconic properties with multiple construction crews swarming in the close vicinity. 

The house’s extreme price point is due to a plethora of factors. First, and maybe most prominently, is its location in the aforementioned Bel Air neighborhood. The view is incredible, and despite the smog, one can clearly make out downtown LA to the east, Westwood to the south, and Santa Monica to the west. It’s own website showcases even more of the elegant palace’s endless features and views, so be sure to check it out.

Currently, the only thing the property seems to be missing is a resident.

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